The Waterloo Boy Restoration Project
Phase 1 - First work done to Dec. 1, '97
One of the more major steps was to replace the governor gear and repair the governor shaft. The original shaft had been apparently broken and left shorter than normal (by at least 1/2 “), rethreaded with 3/8” pipe thread (along with the original gear), and the whole mess reinstalled in the governor bracket which had also been cut off with a hack saw. This put the fly-balls too close to the surrounding items, which they had also been modified! I machined the original shaft to take a newly fabricated steel extension which, in turn, accepts a newly fabricated replacement gear. The pin through the center also had to be fabricated. Shown here are all the components including both the new and old gears. Note the tooth missing from the old gear.